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The official sweepstakes will be launched at the all hippodromes of Turkmenistan. This was announced by Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov on March 11 during his business trip to Gekder mountainous area, where the new horserace facility is under construction, Turkmenistan.Ru reports.

At the end of his trip the President instructed all the managers of Turkmen atlary (Turkmen horses) state enterprise to rebuild the system at old State Hippodrome where, in his opinion, the racers are not being paid needed attention in addition to financial misuse, also including the rental fee.


The European community "supports the reformative policy line of Turkmenistan", Pierre Morel, EU special representative for Central Asia, said on March 2 during the meeting with Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.Ru reports.

EU representative underlined that top European companies "are very interested to participate in promising projects, conducted in Turkmenistan, in the oil and gas field, intensification of economic ties and other industries".


The Association of Independent Lawyers of Turkmenistan and Turkmen Initiative on Human Rights prepared the report on "Penitentiary institutions of Turkmenistan", Khronika Turkmenistana informs.

The authors highlighted overcrowded Turkmen jails, colonies, detention centers, violation of prisoners’ rights and their humiliation, corruption among the representatives of penitentiary institutions and the absence of public control.


Natalia Anurova-Shabunts, a citizen of both Turkmenistan and Russia, wrote an article for Ferghana.Ru that gives an account of life in Turkmenistan. How its citizens are denied permission to travel abroad, how students and instructors are compelled to wear uniforms, how state officials bully people into renouncing Russian double citizenship. And how officials of the Russian Embassy in Ashkhabad arrogantly refuse to take care of citizens of the Russian Federation.